Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Council asks for changes to congestion plan

A group of 20 City Council members sent a letter to Mr. Bloomberg urging changes so that New Jersey commuters pay a partial fee or so that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey use a portion of tolls it collects from Manhattan-bound drivers to pay for New York City mass transit...

“Under the current proposal, bridge and tunnel toll payments would be credited against the $8 congestion charge,” the letter read. “This means that commuters who currently pay tolls to use the Port Authority and Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority river crossings will pay no additional congestion fee. The bulk of these drivers live outside of New York City. At the same time, drivers who enter Manhattan via the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge or the Williamsburg Bridge will pay the full $8 congestion charge. Most of these drivers do live within New York City. This is blatantly unfair.”

Council Members Urge Congestion Pricing Changes

Photo from Gotham Gazette


Anonymous said...

On the other hand, if all the bridges will cost the same price as the midtown tunnel, a lot more people will use the tunnel thus causing increased traffic for the wealthy elite of the north shore.
Believe me, in 6 months they will be asking for it to be raised themselves just to keep out the Queens rifraf that go for the cheaper bridges.

Anonymous said...

Come on promised you would stop this. Why are you looking for a compromise.

Congestion Pricing is a bad thing all around.

Anyone who supports this will never get my vote for anything! Hopefully all the people in the boroughs feel the same way.

Anonymous said...

Stop congestion pricing and or fees for all NYC residents. Should I be moving to NJ instead?